Lava Falls Trail

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Lava Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado City, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until May.

2.8 miles 2568 feet Out & Back


trail running



1 day ago

If you really want a good perspective of the trail, use Goggle earth instead. There is one fairly flat portion just before the final descent. The river itself is fairly anti-climatic but it's good for bragging rights to complete the hike. 3 hours down, 5 hours up(average). Whitmore Canyon Trail is a much easier way to get down to the Colorado River.

4 years ago

The description of this trail is misleading. There are large rapids at the bottom but I wouldn't call it a waterfall.

The trail is grueling and hard to find at times, but it was fun to go to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in less than a day.